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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME Ernest Rasmus Rasmuson Emerging from high school in 1913, Ernest stepped immediately into teaching, securing a position in Morgan, where he remained two years. For the following nine years, he intermingled studies at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University with teaching at his alma mater, Pleasant Grove, and working at whatever jobs could be found to make ends meet. In 1924, he obtained a Bachelor's degree from BYU and that fall began teaching civics, English and, perhaps prophetically, journalism, at Provo High School. His experience as a freelance writer, a correspondent for the Deseret News and sponsoring the school's publications, along with his older brother's love of newspapering, led to Ernest's decision to enter that field and in 1928 he joined the Provo Herald as a reporter. The collaboration of the Rasmuson brothers would be short-lived, however, for precisely a year later Gunnar moved to Logan where he spent the remainder of his journalistic career. R. W. Goodell succeeded Gunnar as editor and in 1932, when he, too, left Provo, Ernest became the editor. Later he would be managing editor and from 1954 until his 1967 retirement, editorial director and wire editor. Under his guidance, the paper passed through such tumultuous times as the depression of the '30's and World War II with its shortages of personnel and supplies. Provo trebled in population and there was a sizeable parallel growth in neighboring Utah County communities. Along with an enrollment increase of nearly 20,000 students at Brigham Young University by the time he retired. The school was one of his 609
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416620
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416620